Michigan Governor Signs Right-to-Work Bill


by Sharon Rondeau

An unscientific survey taken at The Los Angeles Times on December 11, 2012 showed that 58% of those responding favor right-to-work legislation.

(Dec. 11, 2012) —Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a “right-to-work” bill which Obama claimed in an address in the state on Monday was a political move.  Badly stuttering, Obama told unionized auto workers in Redford, Michigan that “These so-called right-to work laws – they don’t have anything to do with economics; they have everything to do with politics.”

ABC News has characterized the governor’s signature as having “dealt a painful blow to organized labor.”  U.S. News & World Report states that the right-to-work bill “deals a significant blow to unions,” although it does not preclude anyone from joining a labor union.  Reuters indicated that the bill was approved by members of the Michigan House of Representatives “to weaken unions.”

The bill allows precludes labor unions from requiring employees to join.  Detractors of the legislation claim that it is unfair to those who pay union dues because those who choose not to join receive the same benefits and wages.

In October, Michigan’s unemployment rate was reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to be 9.1%.

Although Obama reportedly won the states of Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania on November 6, he continues to speak to groups in campaign style in an attempt to garner support for his solution to the “fiscal cliff” facing the U.S. government at the end of the month.  However, the groups Obama is addressing would not be part of the top wage-earners who would be taxed additionally if Obama gets his way.

While Obama has been described as “taking his case to the people” for support on his fiscal cliff plan, scores of reports of election fraud during early voting and on November 6 have left many doubting that Obama actually received the majority of either popular or electoral votes.  Citizens have begun to address their county commissioners, secretaries of state, governors and electors regarding the reports of stolen votes.  At least one state legislator has called for a voting machine to be checked for irregularities reported on Election Day.

Obama does not customarily ask the American people to approve his plans to raise taxes, impose government health care, sign legislation allowing for the indefinite detention of American citizens by the U.S. military, and leaking national security information.

A Michigan Democrat lawmaker threatened that “There will be blood,” and on Tuesday, his prediction materialized when a right-to-work opponent “punched repeatedly” Fox News contributor Steven Crowder during a demonstration outside of the state capitol in Lansing.  Crowder stated on a radio show later that his forehead was cut, a tooth chipped, and that his life was threatened by another protester.

Once the hub of American auto manufacturing, the city of Detroit now shows decay, destruction and abandonment.  Gov. Snyder has been attempting to grow Michigan’s economy, and his support for the right-to-work legislation has been termed a “determination to emasculate, once and for all, the Democratic Party’s most reliable source of financial and organizational support.”

Labor unions are reportedly considered by economists as reducing the number of jobs which companies can offer because of their demands for high wages.  An article from The New York Times written in January 1989, at the time when President Ronald Reagan was about to leave office, states that the unemployment rate was 5.3% and that unions had generally not been successful in obtaining work security guarantees.

Right-to-work legislation has been passed by nearly half the nation in 24 states.  The 1947 Taft-Harley Act made it illegal for “closed shops” requiring union membership for a person to retain employment and “forbids unions from contributing to political campaigns.”  The United Auto Workers of Detroit clearly endorsed Obama and Biden on its website and publicized a campaign to hold a “mass protest” on Tuesday against the right-to-work bill.  At least three protesters were arrested.

A Michigan publication reported that 26,000 school children missed school on Tuesday because their teachers chose to attend the protests in Lansing rather than report to work.

Union membership in the United States has been falling since the 1960s.  Obama received considerable support from the SEIU in 2008 and boasted a year later that it “changed America forever.”  According to The Wall Street Journal, SEIU President Andy Stern visited the White House on 22 occasions in 2009 alone.

Despite Obama’s public support of labor unions, U.S. jobs have continued to be outsourced under his watch.

4 Responses to "Michigan Governor Signs Right-to-Work Bill"

  1. gigclick   Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    I have known several men that grew up in the Detroit Industrial. They all told me that UNIONS, HIGH TAXES and GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION caused the area to collapse. Look in your search box for “abandoned cities in Detroit” and see what is left of the “old Detroit”. It’s a Mad Max scene used in a recent film called “Apocalypse Man” to show people how to survive in the coming social collapse. This is what Union Bosses and greedy “officials” have in store for the country. As long as they get their benefits and retirement, they couldn’t care less if the entire country goes bankrupt. Mine, Mine, Mine! It is completely out of control, the power grabs started around 1975 at the end of the Vietnam war and has been on crescendo. All the cowards and rats began a feeding frenzy after the war when they knew they were “safe” and didn’t have to serve. SDS and other radicals went wild grabbing and taking advantage of whatever they could get. Bari’s Chicago radical buddies were setting him up for success through their Super Liberal/Communist/Socialist/Marxist/Black Panther-Power channels with members like Sharpton, Waters, Stokley Charmichael, Angela Davis, Frank Marshall Davis, Rap Brown, Jackson, Rangel, Axelrod, Ayers, Pelosi, Hillary, Carter, etc., most being members of the Marxist Movement and supporting themselves were able to cause lots of trouble. A large percentage of todays DNC members are devout members of the “Progressive Socialist Party” or “The American Communist Party” that is the real name of what originally brought us WWII. The original Nazi Party was formed trying to keep the Communists from taking over Germany and to be an opposition to them after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and overthrow of the Russian leadership. Hitler took advantage of Germany’s recession and attempted takeover of Germany to rally the people to his support. The end result, 50 million people dead. DO NOT FORGET WHAT CAUSED THE RESULT-COMMUNISM-which has enslaved and destroyed EVERY country it’s ugly face and believers have forced on the people by contrivance. We have the SAME ELEMENTS here in America now running the government roughshod over the Constitution and people with no legal means of prosecution by the citizens as they have silently blocked every legal channnel to prosecute them. Now we have to consider the alternatives to regaining our Constitution and America back to control by the PEOPLE not the GOVERNMENT and MARXIST/SOCIALIST exploiters and political criminals that have raped out Constitutional System.

  2. danamco   Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    The gun sales and permits are their highest in Florida since I don’t know. So the guy with: “There will be blood” better look out first!!!

  3. Martha Trowbridge   Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Watching that “Obama” clip, I couldn’t help but thinking: he’s simply a tin-horn, fiendish agitator who sneaked his way on stage to play the role of United States President. Playwright ‘Uncle Fred’ Newman trained him well – “Perform Your Presidency!”

    Yet, something was dramatically different yesterday. “Obama” was squirming. Stuttering. Shrinking. As if he knows, that after all his years of artfully dodging prosecution, and escaping, The Law is about to catch up with him.

  4. TalkingMonkeyNOT   Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    I can’t help but wonder how long it will be before the minority of thugs who ARE “the unions” will destroy what the State of Michigan is trying to do and push through THEIR agenda of mayhem and destruction for the new world order elites. I heard on Mark Levin today that the unions are a small minority of the work force in the U.S. ie something like 17% counting Federal and State employees and substantially less than that in the private sector. How do these thugs and America haters have so much “say” in what happens? Oh, I know, it’s because of the state-run propaganda news and tv networks and the crony communists who run everything. HOW could so many of us have been so naive as to let this all happen? How could we have been so blind as to NOT know that there really ARE evil people with nothing but evil intentions for the REST of us? I guess that old saying “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” was just a euphemism, until now. Who knew it was something we really needed to guard against? In THIS, OUR America.

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